Fib Your Way To Success

I hate to be cynical, but I’m not exactly sure that Yahoo!® hotjobs® really wants you to find a job. Sure, the company goes to great lengths to provide job-hunting information, but let’s face it — if we were all happily employed, who would need a job-search web site? Frankly, I don’t know how else [...]

Learning How to Accept Rejection

If there’s one aspect of business life in which you really don’t need any advice, it’s your ability to accept rejection. Heaven knows, you’ve had plenty of practice. Apparently, not everyone has achieved your skill level in taking punches to the mid-career. That’s why Yahoo! ® HotJobs® writer, Charles Purdy, penned his recent article, “After [...]

Are Bosses Human?

What do you read when you want to relax? For athletic-minded individuals, it’s the sports pages. For masochists, it’s the business pages. For the truly twisted, it’s this column. For me, it’s Dale Carnegie® Training’s electrifying publication, “Courses + Seminars.” Issue #10, Spring/Summer, is on my desk right now, and let me tell you, in [...]

Love At First Sight

Tick-tock. Tick-tock. That’s the way your business career sounds to Nicholas Boothman, the author of “Convince Them in 90 Seconds or Less.” Author Boothman is the master of the speed-dial relationship. His oeuvre includes “How to Make People Like You in Ninety Seconds or Less,” and “How to Make Someone Fall in Love with You [...]

The Birkman of Alcatraz

A little self-knowledge can be a dangerous thing, especially if the self who is getting the knowledge is y-o-u. Let’s face facts. With your fragile grip on employment, relationships and reality in general, it might be better to stay in the dark. Unless, of course, you really do want to know who you were meant [...]